Caedmon’s "Vision of the Cross" or "Dream of the Rood" is a unique work and one the oldest Christian poems. Here Helen, the mother of Constantinople has a dream. She dreams that she has to seek out the rood or the Cross on which Christ was crucified. She tells her son of her dream and asks him to look out for the rood. An extensive search is made but the rood had not been sought. It was then that Helen tells her son that there was no need for this search because she had found the rood. It was in her heart. The story is also told in a work called “Elene” and the verse form called “Dream of the Rood” describes the poet’s vision where in he dreams of the rood has been lifted to heaven and has been studded with gems and diadems. Angels were guarding it.